Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Leaving in 26 days....

In 26 days we leave our comfortable home, our comfortable life style, all our friends and family, to go to a place where we don't know the language, there is hurt and poverty every where you look, a completely different culture and different way of life. Are we crazy???? Yes, crazy in love with our heavenly Father!! It's an indescribable love that makes us want to completely lay our life down in His hand and say, "here we are Lord, use us for Your will"!

Please join us in prayer over the next 26 days as we prepare to go. Pray that as we leave our comfortable life, we will not loose sight of what we are doing and why we are going. Pray that our children will feel peace as they begin to say goodbye to everyone.

Monday, May 14, 2012

What does Photas Ministries mean????

"Photas" is the Greek word for 'of Light' Why would we choose to name our Ministry 'of Light'?
In the bible, Jesus uses light to describe Himself, "Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5
As Christians who are united to Christ with shared values, we are Christ's living representatives in the world. Therefore, we are also lights....
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5:15

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Our Pastor said it well this past weekend, "the light of God put in us isn't so people will see us, it is so they will see God."

There is still so much darkness and confusion all around us. We feel like as a body of believers, we should allow His light to shine through us. We should bring Light to the hopeless to give them the peace and hope that we have in our Savior!